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Police: With a Teenage Girl Reportedly Unconscious, a Friend’s Parent Drives Her Home But Barely Cooperates With Cops

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A Darien woman dropped off one of her daughter’s 16-year-old friends — reportedly unconscious after drinking — at the friend’s home sometime past midnight on Sunday, according to police. The intoxicated girl’s condition caused her parents to call 911, and a Darien EMS-Post 53 ambulance took the girl to a hospital for evaluation. Police, who also went to the scene, said they later questioned the Darien woman, Amanda Smith, 45, of Gardner Street. Police said: Smith initially said she didn’t know where she’d picked up the intoxicated girl and her friends, then wouldn’t let police talk to her own daughter, then said she’d picked up the girls on Sunswyck Road, but she refused to go with police to help them locate the house where the teenagers were at. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: DUI for Man, 45, Crossing Into Oncoming Traffic Lanes on Post Road

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When the 45-year-old driver of a car on Hecker Avenue turned west onto the Post Road at about 12:30 a.m., Sunday, he drove into the eastbound traffic lanes several times, police said. The officer in the police car driving right behind him pulled over the driver and later arrested him on a charge of driving while under the influence. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Two Motor Vehicles Entered Over the Weekend — After a Months-Long Hiatus

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Two motor vehicles were entered sometime overnight in different parts of town, owners discovered Friday and Sunday — the first such reports in about two and a half months, Police Chief Raymond Osborne said. The vehicles, of course, were unlocked. Locked vehicles are hardly ever entered overnight in residential neighborhoods. (more…) Continue Reading →

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